Les Peupliers Hotel Restaurant
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... to pay our parking fine. 35€ for parking on the footpath while the medieval fete was on. I finally found it and my "Parlez-Vous Anglais" met with a resounding "Non!" Oops. This was going to be fun. Anyway, we got there. They could only accept a French cheque. I didn't have one. I hadn't go to a tobacconist in town and buy a stamp which covered the fine then stick it on and post it in. All in sign language and my touch of French. ...
... or otters or what!! Nicholas says they are Marmots. Google agrees with him and describes them as large and squirrel like. Mmmmmm. Anyway they were absolutely marvellous to see and I wish I had my camera. We went back to the same restaurant as Friday. They are fantastic. Brent and Nicholas shared a fondue experience. It smelled awful to me. Now we sit here with the fire going in July. Might as well be at home. We came here for an extended ...
... near the hotel while their clothes dried at a nearby laundromat.
The usual meet-up at 7pm for dinner resulted in most of us finding our way to Café Belle Epoque and Barry, Peter and Sue (and perhaps Mark) trying an Indian restaurant. I had a fine thin-crust pizza and talked with Jill about our dogs (hers is named Hudson). Eventually Linda and Dave came by and so did Barry who reported very tasty food at the Indian place...who knew, good Indian food in France!
... well over 60 kph followed by lots of roller coaster type climbs. All of us but Mark had lunch together in a little town called Corps. We had stopped there in 2012, and while they were not used to a group of 12 landing in on them, they reacted perfectly.
After lunch Dave, Linda and Tom headed off to do an alternate route. Barry headed off to Gap, and the rest of us began the last 40 km ride together. We started with some rain, then ...
... dampening everyone's mood (get it?). Whatever the reason, we set off almost a full hour after I had planned, which of course set me fretting, but I was determined to ride with the group rather than be a recluse. As we pedaled slowly out of town I recalculated my arrival time and hoped the predicted precipitation wouldn't be punctual.
Fortunately the 10km climb to the Col d'Ornon was an absolute delight, as it wound gently along ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed